Sat, Jan 15, 2022 6:04 PM

ACOB holds nerve against game Wanderers

ACOB was made to work for its second win of the Nelson T20 competition this afternoon. Photo: Barry Whitnall/Shuttersport ( File)

Jonty Dine

Athletic College Old Boys has kept its unbeaten record this season alive but only just.

The region's premier side survived a scare against Taylors Contracting Wanderers/Motueka, sneaking home by four runs in round two of the T20 competition this afternoon.

Fielding a second string side, ACOB posted 131/6 on the back of 76 from Mitchell Bailey.

Bailey blasted six sixes in his 60 ball innings, however found little support from his teammates, Greg Chitty the next best with 22 from 20.

Reuben Smith clean bowled the top three Wanderers batsmen before Wanderers put up some lower order resistance.

Jamie O'Donnell and Cody Lindbom put on a 39-run partnership to offer some hope, but Wanderers would ultimately fall just shy of the target.

Elsewhere, Waimea Toi Toi United defeated Car Company Stoke/Nayland by four wickets at Jubilee Park.

Ben Homan's 46 propelled the visitors to 125/6 off 20 overs, Danny Walsh chipping in with 27 from 19 and Darius Skeaping scoring 30 form 28.  

It would prove not enough however as Waimea got home in the 19th over with Billy Powick unbeaten on 56 and Parth Nagpal 36 not out.